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San Jose beats Houston 1-0 in Dominic Kinnear’s return

HOUSTON (AP) — Adam Jahn scored a second-half goal and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Tuesday night in coach Dominic Kinnear’s return.

Kinnear, San Jose’s first-year coach, posted a 112-90-86 regular-season record in nine seasons with the Dynamo. Houston made the playoffs seven times and won four conference titles while he was at the helm.

He coached the Earthquakes in 2004-05 before the club moved to Houston.

San Jose (4-4-1) won in Houston for the first time since 2010. Jahn headed home Matias Perez Garcia’s free kick in the 54th minute for his first goal since May 8, 2013.

Houston (2-4-4) is winless in four straight games, including surrendering four goals in consecutive matches for the first time in club history.

The Dynamo’s Oscar Garcia was tripped up in the penalty area by San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham in the 57th minute, but Bingham denied Giles Barnes’ ensuing penalty kick.

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